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Men's Basketball - Wed, Jan. 31, 2018 at 2:40 PM

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Thursday's men's basketball game featuring the visiting Eagles of Williams Baptist College and the William Woods University Owls has been named the American Midwest Conference (AMC) Game of the Week.

Game Details:
Date: Thursday, Feb. 1
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Anderson Arena Fulton, Mo.

All-Time Series:

  • The Owls lead the all-time series, 13-8.
  • The Eagles won the first game of the season, 92-91 (OT), on Dec. 14.
  • The Owls had won four-of-the-previous-five games.

Scouting Williams Baptist Eagles:  

  • Seventh in the AMC standings.
  • 1.0 games behind William Woods for 5th-place.
  • Winners in two-of-the-last-three games.
  • Have scored 80-or-more-points in four-straight games.
  • Four players are averaging double-digit point totals – Dominique Dyes (14.9), Briheam Anthony (11.1), Shackeel Butters (10.6) and Devante Carolina (10.5).
  • The Eagles are averaging 83.1 points per game.
  • Williams Baptist is shooting 44.5-percent from the field and 33.9-percent from the 3-point line.
  • Butters leads the team with seven double-doubles. Marquez Chew and Kendall Ivy have one double-double each.
  • Butters is the team's leading rebounder, averaging 10.6 rebounds a game.
  • As a team, the Eagles are averaging 39.3 rebounds per game.
  • NAIA team rankings:
    • No. 7 in steals per game (9.9)
    • No. 10 in turnover margin (3.8)
    • No. 12 in total steals (189)
    • No. 28 in 3-point field goals made per game (8.7)
    • No. 32 in defensive rebounds per game (28.2) and total rebounds per game (39.3)
    • No. 37 in scoring offense per game (83.1)
    • No. 38 in offensive rebounds per game (11.1)
    • No. 40 in total 3-point field goals made (167)
    • No. 49 in scoring margin (4.0)
  • NAIA individual rankings:
    • Dominique Dyes: No. 1 in 3-point field goals made per game (4.1) and total 3-point field goals made (74) and No. 47 in 3-point field goal percentage (42.8-percent)
    • Marquez Chew: No. 3 in steals per game (2.6) and No. 5 in total steals (51).
    • Shackeel Butters: No. 4 in total rebounds per game (10.6), No. 5 in defensive rebounds per game (7.3) and No. 9 in total rebounds (202) and offensive rebounds per game (3.2)
  • AMC team rankings (Top-5 only):
    • No. 1 steals per game (9.9) and steals (189)
    • No. 2 in scoring offense per game (83.1) and turnover margin (3.9)
    • No. 3 in defensive rebounds per game (28.2) and 3-point field goals made per game (8.7)
    • No. 4 in total rebound offense per game (39.3), assist/turnover ratio (0.9) and offensive rebounds per game (11.1)
    • No. 5 in scoring margin (4.0) and 3-point field goals made (167)
  • AMC individual rankings (Top-10 only):
    • Dominique Dyes: No. 7 in scoring per game (14.8) and 3-point field goal percentage (42.8-percent)
    • Shackeel Butters: No. 1 in total rebounds per game (10.6), double-doubles (7), offensive rebounds per game (3.2), defensive rebounds per game (7.3) and total rebounds (202)
    • Marquez Chew: No. 1 in steals per game (2.6) and steals (51)
  • After the game against William Woods, the Eagles will face Columbia on Saturday at 3:00 PM.

Scouting William Woods Owls:

  • 11-11 overall and 8-6 in the AMC
  • Fifth-place in the AMC standings.
  • Lost its last game, 85-80, to (5) Columbia.
  • DaShaun Stark leads the team in scoring, averaging 17.0 points per game.
  • Darrien Dickey (13.6) and Brandon Vice (10.7) are also averaging double figures.
  • Three players average at least seven rebounds per game – Stark (7.5), Vice (7.2) and Dickey (7.0).
  • Brian Enriquez is shooting 83.9-percent.
  • William Woods is scoring 72.0 points per game overall and 70.2 PPG in conference play.
  • The Owls are outscoring its opponents, 546-498, in the second half.
  • Stark has scored at least 10-points in 18 games this season.
  • Stark leads the team with six double-doubles. Vice is second with four and Dickey has three double-doubles.
  • NAIA team rankings:
    • No. 13 in total rebound defense (32.4)
    • No. 22 in total rebound margin (5.6) and scoring defense per game (72.0)
    • No. 24 in total rebound offense (838)
    • No. 35 in free throw percent (70.4-percent)
    • No. 37 in 3-point field goal percent defense (33.7-percent)
    • No. 40 in offensive rebounds per game (11.0)
    • No. 42 in total rebounds per game (38.0)
    • No. 43 field goal percent defense (43.4-percent)
    • No. 49 in defensive rebounds per game (27.0)
  • NAIA individual rankings:
    • Darrien Dickey: No. 9 in total rebound defense (32.4-percent), No. 24 in  offensive rebounds per game (2.7) and No. 39 in total rebounds (155)
    • DaShaun Stark: No. 24 in defensive rebounds per game (5.9), No. 28 in total scoring (374), No. 30 in total rebounds (165), No. 39 in points per game (17.0) and No. 41 in total rebounds per game (7.5)
    • Brian Enriquez: No. 25 in 3-point field goals percent (45.2-percent)
    • Brandon Vice: No. 29 in defensive rebounds per game (5.6) and No. 50 in total rebounds per game (7.1).
  • AMC team rankings (Top-5 only):
    • No. 2 in free throw percentage (70.4-percent)
    • No. 3 in total rebounds defense per game (32.4) and total rebound margin (5.6)
    • No. 4 in 3-point field goal percentage defense (33.7-percent) and total rebound offense (838)
    • No. 5 in field goal percentage offense (44.6-percent) and offensive rebounds per game (11.0)
  • AMC individual rankings (Top-10 only):
    • DaShaun Stark: No. 2 in double-doubles (6), No. 3 in scoring (374), defensive rebounds per game (5.9) and total rebounds (165), No. 4 in scoring per game (17.0), No. 6 in free throw percentage (78.9-percent) and total rebounds per game (7.5), No. 7 in assists (66), No. 8 in steals (29), assists per game (3.0) and total rebounds per game (7.0), No. 9 in field goal percentage (48.8-percent) and No. 10 in steals per game (1.3)
    • Darrien Dickey: No. 3 in field goal percentage (61.0-percent), No. 3 in offensive rebounds per game (2.7), No. 5 in total rebounds (155), No. 6 in double-doubles (3) and No. 8 in scoring (300)
    • Brandon Vice: No. 5 in defensive rebounds per game (5.6) and double-doubles (4), No. 7 in total rebounds per game (7.1)
    • Brian Enriquez: No. 4 in 3-point field goal percentage (45.2-percent)
  • After facing Williams Baptist, the Owls will host Freed-Hardeman on Feb. 3 at 3:00 PM.
 

Around the AMC – Men's Basketball (All stats are as of Jan. 31 - morning):

  • Columbia (No. 3), Missouri Baptist (No. 22) and Harris-Stowe (RV) are ranked in the latest NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll.
  • Columbia (Mo.) leads the AMC in scoring offense per game, averaging 87.6 points per game. Williams Baptist is second, averaging 83.1 PPG.
  • Central Baptist head coach, Chris Wright, is three wins away from 100 career wins. The Mustangs will be back in action on Thursday, when they host St. Louis Pharmacy.
  • Fitzgerald Hopkins (Missouri Baptist) scored his 1,000 career point, in a 16-point game against St. Louis Pharmacy on Jan. 20.
  • Entering the game against Freed-Hardeman, Columbia has won 14-straight home games – the longest active streak in the AMC.
  • Missouri Baptist is allowing just 63.6 points per game, which is tops in the AMC and they are outscoring opponents by 17.4 points per game, which is second in the conference.
  • Columbia is beating opponents by 18.6 points per game, the largest margin in the AMC.
  • Lindenwood-Belleville leads the conference with a 71.4-perecent (374-of-524) free throw percentage. William Woods is second shooting 70.4-percent (366-of-520).
  • Shackeel Buters (Williams Baptist) leads the AMC averaging 10.6 rebounds per game.
  • Fitzgerald Hopkins (Missouri Baptist) leads the conference in assists per game (4.5)
  • Nathan Biggs leads the conference in field goal percentage, shooting 61.8-percent.
  • Columbia has the highest field goal percentage in the AMC at 50.4-percent on 679-of-1,347 shooting from the floor.
  • Missouri Baptist has moved the ball well, averaging 16.4 assists per game.
  • Harris-Stowe leads the AMC in blocks per game (5.1).
  • Columbia scored a conference high 115 points against Central Christian College on Nov. 10.
  • Missouri Baptist's 77-point win over Baptist Bible College on Nov. 4 is the largest win by any AMC school this season.
  • Martavian Payne holds the individual game-high in points in the AMC, scoring 39 against Freed-Hardeman on Nov. 18.
  • Payne was a perfect 17-of-17 from the free throw line against Cumberlands (Ky.), the makes and attempts were both highs in the AMC.
  • Payne is averaging 26.9 points per game, leading the conference.
  • Dominique Dyes (Williams Baptist) nailed a school-record 10 three-point field goals in a win over Hannibal-LaGrange.
  • Shackeel Butters (Williams Baptist) leads the conference with seven double-doubles.
  • Marquez Chew set a new school record at Williams Baptist with 11 steals against Hannibal-LaGrange.
  • AMC Men's Basketball Game of the Week results:
    • No. 1 – (RV) Harris-Stowe def. Missouri Baptist, 79-78 (OT)
    • No. 2 – (18) Missouri Baptist def. (RV) Central Baptist, 94-71
    • No. 3 – Lyon def. Williams Baptist, 76-56
    • No. 4 – (7) Columbia def. (RV) Central Baptist, 63-61
    • No. 5 – (7) Columbia def. (19) Missouri Baptist, 69-57
    • No. 6 – Williams Baptist def. (RV) Harris-Stowe, 91-80
    • No. 7 – (5) Columbia def. William Woods, 85-80
  • AMC Men's Basketball Players of the Week Composite Results:
    • Week 1 (Nov. 6) – Preston Whitfield, Columbia
    • Week 2 (Nov. 13) – Preston Whitfield, Columbia
    • Week 3 (Nov. 20) – Shackeel Butters, Williams Baptist
    • Week 4 (Nov. 27) – Fitzgerald Hopkins, Missouri Baptist
    • Week 5 (Dec. 4) – DaShaun Stark, William Woods
    • Week 6 (Dec. 11) – Marcus Baldwin, Freed-Hardeman
    • Week 7 (Dec. 18) – Pablo Hernandez, Missouri Baptist
    • Week 8 (Jan. 1) – Zach Rutland, Park
    • Week 9 (Jan. 8) – DaShaun Stark, William Woods
    • Week 10 (Jan. 15) – Martavian Payne, Lindenwood-Belleville
    • Week 11 (Jan. 22) – Martavian Payne, Lindenwood-Belleville
    • Week 12 (Jan. 29) – Percell Washington, Central Baptist
  • AMC Conference games this week (Jan. 22-28):
    • Thurs. – Hannibal-LaGrange at Park, 7:30 PM
    • Thurs. – St. Louis Pharmacy at Central Baptist, 7:30 PM
    • Thurs. – Freed-Hardeman at (3) Columbia, 7:30 PM
    • Thurs. – (22) Missouri Baptist at Lyon, 7:30 PM
    • Thurs. – (RV) Harris-Stowe at Lindenwood-Belleville, 7:30 PM
    • Thurs. – Williams Baptist at William Woods, 7:30 PM
    • Sat. – St. Louis Pharmacy at Lyon, 3:00 PM
    • Sat. – Park at Lindenwood-Belleville, 3:00 PM
    • Sat. – Freed-Hardeman at William Woods, 3:00 PM
    • Sat. – (22) Missouri Baptist at Central Baptist, 3:00 PM
    • Sat. – Williams Baptist at (3) Columbia, 3:00 PM
  • NAIA individual rankings (Top-10 only):
    • Columbia:
      • Nic Reynolds: No. 4 in free throw percentage (90.0-percent).
      • Adam Mennemeyer: No. 5 in 3-point field goal percentage (50.0-percent)
      • Nathan Biggs: No. 6 in field goal percentage (61.8-percent)
    • Freed-Hardeman:
      • Jacob DeLauri: No. 4 in assist/turnover ratio (3.7)
      • Marcus Baldwin: No. 10 in total scoring (423)
      • Kortland Martin: No. 10 in 3-point field goal percentage (47.7-percent)
    • Harris-Stowe:
      • Dwane Miner: No. 10 in total blocks (34)
      • Altez Davis: No. 10 in total blocks (34)
    • Lindenwood-Belleville:
      • Martavian Payne: No. 1 in total scoring (592) and points per game (26.9).
    • Lyon:
      • Tyler Robinson: No. 8 in field goal percentage (61.6-percent)
    • Missouri Baptist:
      • Fitzgerald Hopkins: No. 8 in 3-point field goals made (62) and No. 9 in total assists (100)
      • Andrew Howard: No. 10 in total blocks (34)
    • William Woods:
      • Darrien Dickey: No. 9 in field goal percent (61.0-percent)
    • Williams Baptist:
      • Dominique Dyes: No. 1 in 3-point field goals made per game (4.1) and total 3-point field goals made (74)
      • Marquez Chew: No. 3 steals per game (2.6) and No. 5 in total steals (51)
      • Shackeel Butters: No. 4 in total rebounds per game (10.6), No. 5 in defensive rebounds per game (7.3) and No. 9 in total rebounds (202) and offensive rebounds per game (3.2)
  • NAIA team rankings (Top-10 only):
    • Central Baptist:
      • No. 2 in total rebound defense (30.0), No. 6 in total rebound margin (10.1) and No. 7 in offensive rebounds per game (13.9)
    • Columbia:
      • No. 5 in assist/turnover ratio (1.4), No. 6 in 3-point field goal percentage (40.4-percent), No. 7 in turnover margin (4.1), No. 8 in scoring margin (18.6), No. 9 in field goal percent (50.4-percent)
    • Harris-Stowe:
      • No. 3 in blocks per game (5.1) and total blocks (113), No. 6 in total 3-point field goals made (220), No. 8 in offensive rebounds per game (13.8) and No. 10 in 3-point field goals made per game (10.0).
    • Lyon:
      • No. 3 in total rebound defense (30.1) and No. 6 in scoring defense per game (65.2).
    • Missouri Baptist:
      • No. 1 in scoring defense per game (63.6), No. 5 in field goal percentage defense (38.5-percent), No. 7 blocks per game (4.7) and total blocks (104), No. 8 in total rebound offense (925) and No. 9 in 3-point field goal percentage defense (30.0-percent)
    • Park:
      • No. 4 in scoring defense per game (65.1)
    • Williams Baptist:
      • No. 7 in steals per game (9.9) and No. 10 in turnover margin (3.8)

AMC Men's Basketball Standings:

School

AMC Record

Overall Record

Games Back

(3) Columbia

13-1

21-1

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(RV) Harris-Stowe

11-4

14-8

2.5

(22) Missouri Baptist

10-4

18-4

3.0

Central Baptist

9-4

12-5

3.5

William Woods

8-6

11-11

5.0

Lyon

7-6

10-11

5.5

Williams Baptist

7-7

11-8

6.0

Lindenwood-Belleville

7-8

9-13

6.5

Freed-Hardeman

5-9

8-14

8.0

Hannibal-LaGrange

5-9

5-14

8.0

Park

3-12

6-13

10.5

St. Louis Pharmacy

0-15

0-19

13.5

AMC Men's Basketball Conference Championship:

  • The 2018 conference championship tournament will take place on Feb. 28 (quarterfinals), March 2 (semifinals) and March 5 (finals).
  • The highest seeded team of each game will host.
  • For more information about the AMC Men's Basketball Tournament, click here.

For a complete list of statistical leaders, click here.
For more information on AMC Men's Basketball, click here.  

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